It should never be assumed that staff know how to use tools. New and inexperienced employees may lack the knowledge, understanding and awareness of the potential health and safety risks involved.
Is smoking banned in the workplace?
Were you aware that smoking in the workplace can result in a worker being fined up to £200 pounds (1) and businesses can face a charge of up to £2500 pounds? However, fines are not the only reason why smoking prohibition signs are mandatory within many environments. Should a company be working with hazardous chemicals or flammable liquids, the dangers become obvious. So, the regulations in regards to workplace smoking have change dramatically.